Blood, Blood donation, blackness (transnational and diasporic), sexuality (queer, transnational, and diasporic), queer diasporic studies, queer of colour critique, critical race theory, trans/national and diasporic studies.
Disrupting Queer Inclusion: Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging. Vancouver: UBC Press. Co-edited with Suzanne Lenon. (September 2015)
“Canadians Denied: A Queer Diasporic Analysis of the Canadian blood donor.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal. Spring 2010
– Reprinted in Ed. Diane Naugler. 2012. Canadian Perspectives in Sexualities Studies:Identities, Experiences, and the Contexts of Change. Oxford University Press. 271-277.
“A Queer Too Far”: Blackness, Gay Blood and Transgressive Possibilities.” Eds. OmiSoore H. Dryden and Suzanne Lenon. Disrupting Queer Inclusion: Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging. Vancouver: UBC Press. (September 2015)
“Touching the Terror and Loathing of Difference: An Open Letter about our use of the Master’s Tools.” Women & Environments International Magazine, Special Issue: “XYZ Trans-formations of Urban Space: Transgendered and Transsexual Experiences of the City.” No. 78/79 Fall/Winter. 9 – 11.
“Blood Out of Bounds.” NoMorePotlucks, Issue 40, self http://nomorepotlucks.org/site/blood-out-of-bounds-omisoore-h-dryden/
Prior to becoming an academic, OmiSoore Dryden held senior administrative position as the Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisor/Race and Ethnic Relations Advisor at York University.
Dr. Dryden is also a community organizer and activist.
Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt is just another name for impotence, for defensiveness destructive of communication; it becomes a device to protect ignorance and the continuation of things the way they are, the ultimate protection for changelessness. — (Audre Lorde).